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John E. Ferlita

Senior Vice President

John E. Ferlita Senior Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Professional Experience

John Ferlita is a Senior Vice President within the Advisory & Transaction Services Group at CBRE with an exclusive focus on the delivery of transaction based real estate services to corporate clients on both a local and international level. His 20 years of experience provides clients with innovative, strategic and tactical solutions for real estate to support the client’s corporate goals and objectives. This experience includes all real estate product types and the representation of corporate clients in markets around the globe. 

John has represented clients in over 600 lease transactions during his career including more than 35 client represented build-to-suit projects in the last five years totaling more than 2,000,000 square feet. Before joining CBRE, John spent five years as an auditor with KPMG.​

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)


  • Recipient of the 2007 CBRE Bob Jackson Award
  • Recipient of the 2004-2007 & 2009-2014 CBRE Chairman's Club for Sales Professionals
  • Recipient of the 2002, 2003 and 2008 CBRE Millennium Club for Sales Professionals
  • Recipient of the 2002 Transaction of the Year Award by the Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Top 10 CBRE Minneapolis (multiple years)


  • Augsburg College, Bachelor of Arts (1993)

Significant Assignments


  • Archway Marketing Services
    Rogers, MN
    275,000 SF
  • Bluestem Brands, Inc.
    Eden Prairie, MN
    345,000 SF
  • Cargill, Inc.
    Hopkins, MN
    750,000 SF
    92 acres - Land Sale
    Eden Prairie, MN
    190,000 SF
  • Fairview Health Services
    Minneapolis, MN
    204,173 SF
  • NCS Pearson
    400,000 SF nationwide
  • Select Comfort
    Plymouth, MN
    122,000 SF
  • The Mosaic Company
    Lithia, FL
    109,000 SF
    Plymouth, MN
    81,378 SF
  • Universal Hospital Systems
    72 Location Portfolio


  • Archway Marketing Services
    Valencia, CA
    93,519 SF
    Baltimore, MD
    157,000 SF
    Detroit, MI
    250,000 SF
    136,209 SF - Sale
    Romulus, MI
    146,733 SF
    Rogers, MN
    400,000 SF
    285,000 SF
    Greenfield, MN
    217,000 SF
  • Bluestem Brands, Inc.
    (formerly Fingerhut Direct Marketing)
    St. Cloud, MN
    1,200,000 SF
  • Cargill, Inc.
    Memphis, TN
    983,791 SF
    Frostproof, FL
    562,867 SF - Land Sale
    Chicago, IL
    334,534 SF
  • Select Comfort
    Plymouth, MN
    159,500 SF
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    108,000 SF


  • Archway Marketing Services
  • Bluestem Brands (formerly Fingerhut)
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • CIGN/A
  • Emerson Process Management
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Gander Mountain
  • Great Clips
  • Hartford Fire Insurance Co.
  • LarsonAllen, LLP
  • MEDECO Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Midwest Medical Insurance Company
  • Money Gram International
  • Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.
  • NCS Pearson
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
  • Principal Life Insurance Company
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Rasmussen College
  • Sedgewick Claims Mgmt.
  • Select Comfort
  • Siemens Real Estate
  • Sirva Relocation
  • The Mosaic Company
  • Universal Hospital Services
John E. Ferlita Senior Vice President
Minneapolis-St. Paul 800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN 55402